Positions To Ponder: Test Yourself

We have some positions to ponder for your weekend reading. The option of being able to test your chess skills on multi-choice questions can certainly set the old gray matter thinking. The late, great chess coach, tutor and trainer Bob Wade was a keen advocate of such questions and, of course, countless television quiz shows […]

Chess Opening Basics: The Sicilian Wing Gambit

What is the Sicilian Wing Gambit? The Sicilian Wing Gambit is a very early attempt to disrupt Black’s standard play in the Sicilian Defense, by playing 1.e4 c5 2.b4. The Sicilian Wing Gambit Black is certainly not going to be able to rattle out 20 or moves of theory in the Dragon or Najdorf variations […]

The Iron English – Updated! New Games; Fresh Ideas

We have a special treat for you today as we proudly unveil a guest post by International Master Richard Palliser on the subject of The Iron English – Updated! This is the Chessable course on the English Opening (1.c4) which Richard co-authored with Grandmaster Simon Williams. The course was shortlisted for the prestigious Chessable Course of […]